Santhana Velupillai

Director, NMR Facility
W184 CB
  • B. Sc., MDT Hindu College, Tamil Nadu, India (1981)
  • M. Sc., The American College, Tamil Nadu, India (1983)
  • Ph. D., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1990)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside (1991-1994), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (1995-1996)
Research Interests: 

Solution- and Solid-State NMR spectroscopy of Chemical and Biological Materials, Structural Biology, Bimolecular Structure and Dynamics, Structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins, Medicinal chemistry, Metabolomics, NMR education

Other Interests:

Alternative energy, Photovoltaics, Data networking, Sociology, K-12 Education

Recent Publications: 

51. S. L. Tun, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, and F. C. Pigge, "Imidozolidine hydride donors in palladium-catalyzed alkyne hydroxylations", J. Org. Chem. 2022, 87, 8059-8070.

50. C. E. Peroza, F. Chen, D. E. Wurster and S. V. Santhana Mariappan*, "Solubilization of Organics I: 1H NMR chemical shift perturbations, diffusometry and NOESY indicate biphenyls internalize in micelles formed by cetyltrimethylammonium bromide", Magn. Reson. Chem. 2019, 50, 1097-1106.

49. G. Campillo-Alvarado, K. P. D'mello, D. C. Swenson, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, H. Hopfl, H. Morales-Rojas and L. R. MacGillivray, "Exploiting boron coordination: B<-N bond supports a [2+2] photodimerization in solid state and generation of a diboron bis-tweezer for benzene/thiophene separation", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1-5.

48. G. Campillo-Alvarado, K. Aslan, M. A. Sinnwell, E. W. Reinheimer, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, L. R. MacGillivray and R. H. Gronenman, "A solid-state [2+2] photodimerization involving coordination of Ag(I) ions to 2-pyridyl groups", J. Coord. Chem. 2018, 71, 2875-2883.

47. Q. Chu, A. J. E. Duncan, G. A. Papaefstathiou, T. D. Hamilton, M. B. J. Atkinson, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, L. R. MacGillivray, "Putting cocrystal stoichiometry to work: A reactive hydrogen-bonded superassembly enables nanoscale enlargement of a metal-organic rhomboid via a soild-state photocycloaddition", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4940-4944.

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